Blachsmith forged parts
Square corners on machine
castings on older casting
method mostly pre 1870s.
 1.The way a machine tool is built---Style and
featuers,


  2.How the parts are built---chipped filed planed
shapper or milling machine,

3.The fasteners used to hold the machine
together,--fastener, bolted with square head bolts
high crown bolts pins Allen screws.

4.The methods the parts were machine
---dincluding the tools that were used to craft a
piece and what the individual


5. Patents dates---Sometime after the date never
before unless pending.

Will provide many clues that help in determining
the age. But there are a number of other factors to
consider as well, components look like. Examining
these elements individually, as well as machine tool
in their entirety, will help you learn to correctly
date them to about a decade. *******
Date your and identify
your antique machine  
using these dating
methods.

Applies to metalworking & woodworking.
Topic ONE here.


1.The way a machine tool is
built---Style and featuers,
ornate. greek revival, art
deco, overbuilt for carbide



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Leather sewing machines ?

For Machines from the
western states.
Topic six---are
there 6? here
2.How the parts are
built---chipped filed
planed shaper or milling
machine.

3.The fasteners used to
hold the machine
together,--fastener, bolted
with square head bolts high
crown bolts pins Allen
screws.

5. Patents dates---Mades Sometime
after the date never before unless
pending.
4.The methods the parts
were machined
---including the tools that
were used to craft a
piece.
See https://www.interempresas.net/MetalMecanica/Articulos/1435-Evolucion-tecnica-de-la-maquina-herramienta-Resena-historica.html for a complete history. .